We live in a nation increasingly divided on racial, ethnic, and political lines. Much of the leading media of our day focuses on the agendas that drive these divisions, but little is said about the phenomena itself, or the underlying social justice issues.
Brian Dunn, a leading Civil Rights attorney and the managing partner of The Cochran Firm in California, explores these issues each week with Producer Jim Oates, and various other guests from the legal and business communities. Brian is one of the most successful civil plaintiff attorneys in California in the field of police misconduct and use of deadly force by police. A Nation Divided focuses not only on the reality of the division between law enforcement and the public, but on the deeper divisions in our society. Only on 790 KABC Radio.
This week, Brian Dunn is in studio with producer Jim Oates to discuss the rise of the Prison Industrial Complex. Driven by drug convictions and harsh sentencing, Brian explores the history of incarceration in the United States, the drive to privatization of Prisons, and the emerging issue of Immigrant Detention. The US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, including prison rates in China, Russia, or any 3rd world nation. Brian asks why.
What we will be speaking about today is a decent topic...Political Correctness...What is it? What it is not? Specifically as it relates to race. Are the new terms to describe certain races signs of progress or signs of langue policing? Join us today and listen in!
A Nation Divided Radio welcomes James Morris Lawson, Jr. who is an American activist and university professor. He was a leading theoretician and tactician of nonviolence within the Civil Rights Movement. During the 1960s, he served as a mentor to the Nashville Student Movement and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He was expelled from Vanderbilt University for his Civil Rights activism in 1960, and later served as a pastor in Los Angeles, California, for 25 years.
We have all heard, "you need an education to be successful in life". Today we want to talk about who has access to this wonderful resource of "Education". Does the color of your skin matter? Does it matter if English is your second language? Today we will discuss these things with college professors Patricia Gándara and Gary Orfield Research Professors and Co-Directors of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA.
Constance L. "Connie" Rice is a prominent American civil rights activist and lawyer. She is also the co-founder and co-director of the Advancement Project in Los Angeles. She has received more than 50 major awards for her work in expanding opportunity and advancing multi-racial democracy. She is a second cousin of former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
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